- 05 Sep
Prepare now in case Hurricane Irma hits Florida this weekend.
Make certain your home is prepared and that you have a plan for you, your loved ones and your pets. Have food and water on hand for at least 3 days possibly without electricity. Have prescription medications. Keep your pets close. Have your contact people set up.
We are in evacuation Zone A. Have a place to go if required to leave Snell Isle. If you need evacuation assistance, be certain to register early. Do not wait until the storm approaches, it may be too late to help.
Make a list of everyone on your block, contact information, etc. Check on all your neighbors frequently and please help the elderly and those living alone. Working together and helping each other, we can make it through this too. Thanks everyone.
Sandbag Site Info from Info. Specialist Samantha Williams, St. Petersburg Police Department
We urge residents to prepare for the possibility that Hurricane Irma will impact the Bay Area. We want to give everyone plenty of time to prepare and will open the following sandbag sites to residents. They will open Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
The sandbag sites are:
- Northeast Park - 875 62nd Avenue NE (Cardinal drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course)
- Bartlett Park - 2000 7th St S (off 22nd Avenue South between 6th and 7th Street South)
- Northwest Pool Parking Lot - 2331 60th Street North
Below are some simple rules for surviving the storm . . . it’s everyone’s responsibility.
- Prepare ahead.
- Special needs.
- Pet preparations.
- Shelter options.
- Host homes.
Check the Pinellas County website for more detailed information at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency
Also check the NOAA website at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
Please stay safe, do your best to secure your possessions but, most importantly, heed the advice of the professionals and if they tell us to evacuate, please follow their instructions. Nothing is more important than your safety and security!